Aquatic Facility Specialist II: National Institute of Health
National Institute of Health
|Primary Category:||AALAS, ALAT, and LAT Animal Care Technicians|
|Type of Position:||Aquatic Facility Specialist|
Description & Details:
Under the direction of Project Management, the Aquatic Facility Specialist II will provide technical and husbandry services. Primary responsibilities include the provision of animal husbandry to aquatic species (Zebrafish, Xenopus & Cavefish) or any other aquatic or semi-aquatic species that may be utilized in biomedical research, the scheduling of procedure room usage, husbandry room activities, and storage room maintenance. Duties include maintaining/ troubleshooting housing systems, performing basic water quality tests, room sanitation and maintaining detailed records. Responsible for completing assigned duties according to established procedures, guidelines, and instructions. Aquatic Facility Specialists II will demonstrate the ability to interact with investigators and have experience with the type of research animals assigned to the area.
Shall have background knowledge of working with animals in biomedical research. AALAS ALAT certified and become LAT certified within six (6) months of eligibility. Have one year experience in a laboratory animal facility working with aquatic species required. Formal education shall include a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent but a BS degree in biological sciences is preferred. Must be able to maintain all water holding systems. Effectively troubleshoots system problems. Recognize various parasites, abnormal clinical chemistry values, and abnormal behavior(s) of animals, correctly notifying the veterinarian immediately. Must have a working knowledge of computer software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.)